Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days

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Know before you go
  • Duration 14 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu-Kathmandu
  • Best Season Mar-Apr and Oct-Nov
  • Trip Area Everest Region
  • Maximum Altitude 5545m.|18192ft.

Highlights

  • Take a nerve-racking flight to Lukla that will offer amazing aerial views of the Himalayas
  • Explore the exotic flora and fauna of the Khumbu region
  • Embark upon an adventurous trail with lots of ups & downs, steep sections, and its thrilling suspension bridges
  • See the lifestyle of the Sherpas and get to know about their cultural heritage
  • Experience the vibe of some of the most ancient monasteries and stupas 
  • Witness the breathtaking landscapes and mountain views in every bend of the route
  • Leave your mark on the Everest Base Camp and witness gorgeous sunrise from Kala Patthar

Our adventurous 14 days journey to the base camp of Mount Everest is one of the most famous and gratifying treks in the Himalayas. This trek offers an unimaginable once-in-a-lifetime opportunity not only to see the world’s tallest mountain but to witness the people of the Sherpa villages that call it home. Leaving the modern-day conveniences behind, the Everest Base Camp Trek leads you deep into nature’s lap and offers you some of the finest sceneries and visits to some of the most rural and ancient monasteries.

Touch new heights and undertake your dream journey into the Himalayas with us. Explore the foothills of the giant snow-capped mountains, walk through verdant forests, experience the mountain lifestyle, and connect with local communities.

Everest Base Camp Trekking takes you to the world beyond the clouds, up to 5545 meters (18192ft) at Kala Patthar. The rhododendron forests, thrilling suspension bridges, exotic alpine flora & fauna, cold streams of the Himalayan glaciers, and colorful prayer flags are some of the elements you can look forward to experiencing during this trek. 

What about the views?

On the Everest Base Camp Trek route, every bend unfolds a different panorama. Every village welcomes you with majestic views of snow-capped Himalayan mountains. At Namche Bazar (3,440m./11,284ft.), you will get to witness the first view of Mt. Everest (8,848.86m.), the highest mountain in the world. 

From here onwards, you will only be accompanied by the views of towering cliffs like Mt. Lhotse (8,516m.), Mt. Nuptse (7,861m.), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812m.), Mt. Thamserku (6,608m.), Island Peak (6,160m.), etc. Along with that, picturesque views of settlement areas, terraced fields, lovely waterfalls, etc, are seen on the way. 

What makes Nepal Nirvana Trails unique?

Everest Base Camp elevation is 5,364 meters (17,594ft.), which is quite a high altitude and requires professional support for a smooth journey. With our team, you can freely and safely trek to the Everest Base Camp. Likewise, our Everest Base Camp Trek cost is the best in the market with top-notch service. 

We have been working in the travel & tour industry of Nepal (specifically in the Himalayas) for more than a decade now. With our expertise, well-trained trekking guides, and knowledge about the trail, you will have the best trekking experience of your life. 

Book our Everest Base Camp Trek Spring and Autumn 2022 now. For more information regarding the Everest Base Camp Trek Nepal, contact us anytime. We are one of the best Everest Base Camp trek companies in Nepal, known for our comprehensive trekking packages.

We also offer a tailor-made Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary. Similarly, you can also join our other adventurous treks like Everest Panorama Trek and Gokyo Valley Trek in the Khumbu region which offers stunning views of Mt. Everest. 

If cost is not a limiting factor, then join our Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek or Everest Heli Tour to have a new trekking experience in the remote Himalayas. For those who are up for a challenge, check out Everest Three High Passes Trek, the ultimate trek in the Khumbu region.

Itinerary

Day to Day Details

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Try scheduling your arrival in Kathmandu in the morning or day to have some spare time to prepare for the trek. You will meet with our representative and driver at the airport on your arrival. They will escort you to the hotel. 

Later, you will meet with the trek guide for a briefing session. Check the gear and clothing. Do the last-minute shopping if needed and explore the vibrant streets of Thamel. You will meet with other team members in the late evening over a welcome dinner.

  • 4-star Hotel
  • Welcome dinner
  • 1400m.|4592ft.

Duration: 35 minutes flight & 3-4 hours trek

Your adventurous journey to the Everest Base Camp begins with a short, thrilling flight to Lukla. (The flight can be scheduled from Manthali too, in the main season time, there is high volume of visitors so the flight departure destination can be changed.) The striking views of the Himalayas, lush green hills, and scattered settlement mountain villages views make the flight fantastic. To acclimatize your body, you will spend the night in Phakding village, located around 230 meters at 2,610 meters down from Lukla airport. 

The trail from Lukla goes through Chauri Kharka village and drops down to Dudh Koshi river. You will be walking along the bank of the river on a forested path to reach Phakding. The village will welcome you with a glimpse of Mt. Khumbila.

  • Standard Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2840m.|9316ft.

Duration: 6-7 hours trek

From Phakding, you will cross the Dudh Koshi river over a suspension bridge and pass through the pine forest to Monjo. The trail from here crosses many suspension bridges and ascends through the Sagarmatha National Park. 

Walking alongside Dudh Koshi river, you will reach Jorsale and take a small break to have lunch. Further, the trail goes through dense forests and climbs to the famous Namche Bazaar. Today, you will get to see the first glimpse of Mt. Everest.

  • Standard Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3440m.|11284ft.

Duration: 4-5 hours hike

It is your first acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Acclimatizing your body during a high altitude journey is essential to keep yourself away from altitude sickness. We will be spending the day exploring around the Namche Bazar, interacting with locals, and visiting museums. 

You will go on a short hike to the Everest View Hotel (3,962 m). As its name speaks, this hotel is famous for stunning views of snow-capped Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Lhotse, and Kongde Peak. Spend some time relishing breathtaking views and descend to Namche Bazaar to spend the night.

  • Standard Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3962m.|12998ft.

Duration: 5-6 hours trek

Leaving the bustle of Namche Bazar behind, you will walk through the lush forests of juniper and rhododendron. Mountains like Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Everest, etc will accompany you while walking. The trail mostly ascends and descends through forests of rhododendron to Tengboche village. This village houses the biggest monastery of the Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery.

  • Standard Hotel
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • 3860m.|12661ft.

Duration: 5-6 hours trek

Crossing the Imja Khola, the trail moves towards Pangboche village. Take a small break and visit the ancient Pangboche monastery. It is the biggest Sherpa settlement in the region. The trail further continues offering a superb panorama of Island Peak and Ama Dablam to Dingboche village.

  • Standard Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 4410m.|14465ft.

Duration: 4-5 hours hike

You have the option to go on a hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5,083 m) or Chhukung Ri (5,546 m). Both peaks offer jaw-dropping mountain views of Makalu, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Island Peak, Taboche, etc. The hike does not involve technical climbing. Later in the day, you can explore the village and spend time with the locals.

  • Standard Hotel
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 Duration: 5-6 hours trek

The trail continues towards Lobuche. You will be walking on an uneven rocky path and gradually ascend. En route, we will take a small break at Thukla (4,600 m) to have lunch and cross the pass. The views of Mt. Pumori, Mt. Nuptse, Lobuche Peak, Cholatse, etc are phenomenal along the way to Lobuche.

  • Standard Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 4910m.|16105ft.

Duration: 7-8 hours trek

Today, you will begin the day quite early and get ready to ascend to the lap of the world's highest mountain, Everest Base Camp. The trail from Lobuche takes you to Gorak Shep (5,140 m/16,860 ft). You will walk by the lateral moraine of Khumbu Glacier. 

In the peak climbing season, you will meet with many mountaineers aiming to scale Mt. Everest and other surrounding mountains along the way. The trail will be rocky and filled with loose boulders, therefore walk carefully. You will trek back to Gorak Shep to spend the night after exploring EBC.

  • Standard Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 5364m.|17594ft.

Duration: 6-7 hours trek

Another long trekking day. Before leaving Gorak Shep, we will hike to Kala Patthar, a popular viewpoint. From here, you can enjoy excellent views of Mt. Everest and numerous other snow-capped mountains with a gorgeous sunrise. Later, you will descend to Pheriche (4,240 m/13,908 ft) going through remote settlement areas and lush forests.

  • Standard Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 5643m.|18513ft.

Duration: 7-8 hours trek

Time to trek back to Namche Bazaar. The trail descends to Tengboche. From here, you will follow the same trail back to Namche Bazaar. You will be trekking through lush forests, crossing suspension bridges and streams. The views are fantastic.

  • Standard Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3440m.|11284ft.

Duration: 6-7 hours trek

After a warm breakfast in Phakding, you will begin descending along a steep forested path. The trail goes through dense forests and crosses many bridges over the Dudh Koshi river. You will pass by small mountain villages like Jorsale and Monjo before reaching Phakding. From here, the route ascends to Lukla alongside the Dudh Koshi river.

  • Standard Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2840m.|9316ft.

Duration: 35 minutes flight

Enjoying the last dramatic views of the Himalayan mountains, you will fly back to Kathmandu. The flight will be short and thrilling. Upon landing at Kathmandu airport, you will be received by our team members and escorted to the hotel.

Later in the day, you are free to explore and shop for souvenirs. Meet the team members for the last time over farewell dinner.

  • 4-Star Hotel
  • Breakfast and farewell dinner
  • 1400m.|4592ft.

Today, you will be leaving for your next destination. Our trip comes to an end here. If you wish to do any other adventurous activity in the Himalayas, then let us know, we have a vast array of itineraries that lead to amazing destinations. Our airport representative will drop you at the airport as per your flight departure time.

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    Route Map

    Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days map

    What's Included

    • Airport transfer services arrival/departure and local flight schedule
    • 4-Star Hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan 
    • Accommodations during the treks 
    • Standard 3 meals (BLD) while on the treks and a cup of tea or coffee 
    • Experienced English speaking government Licensed trekking guide and 1 porter between 2 trekkers
    • Guide and porter salary, food, equipment, and insurance 
    • All applicable National park Tims and Local permits
    • Flight tickets from Kathmandu- Lukla or manthali – Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu or manthali (Note: If you want via helicopter from Kathmandu to Lukla we will book for you as sharing with others it cost extra)
    • Sleeping bag down jacket if needed (It’s refundable)
    • Nepal Nirvana Trails Duffel Bag, T-shirt, Trekking map, and Water purifications drop Complimentary/free
    • First aid kit with Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate( Very useful to check Altitude sickness symptoms)
    • Welcome and Farewell Dinner in a fine Restaurant
    • Official expenses and government tax/vat.

    What's Excluded

    • International flight tickets
    • Nepal entry visa
    • Travel and health Insurance which cover emergency Rescues and evacuations
    • During trekking time personal expenses, snacks, drink Beer coke, juice, water, hot shower, WI-FI etc.
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Tips for treks guide, porter (it is expected)

    Upcoming Departures

        
    Start DateThursdayDecember 08, 2022End DateWednesdayDecember 21, 2022PriceAvailableUS $1499
    Start DateTuesdayDecember 13, 2022End DateMondayDecember 26, 2022PriceAvailableUS $1499
    Start DateFridayDecember 16, 2022End DateThursdayDecember 29, 2022PriceGuaranteedUS $1960
    2 Confirmed
    Start DateFridayDecember 23, 2022End DateThursdayJanuary 05, 2023PriceAvailableUS $1499
    Start DateThursdayDecember 29, 2022End DateWednesdayJanuary 11, 2023PriceAvailableUS $1499

    If you are not satisfied with our offered Everest Base Camp 14 Days Trek itinerary, you can always customize the itinerary as per your wish with us. We will plan the best Everest Base Camp Trek for you according to your will.

    Useful Info

    Kathmandu Lukla Flight

    Lukla airport is situated at 2,845 meters. Because of the high altitude, the flight can get delayed or canceled sometimes too. If the flight gets canceled, we will book you the next possible flight. Likewise, in the case of an emergency, we can also charter a helicopter. 

    *Note: Additional charges will be applied while booking any extra accommodation, flights, or chartering a helicopter.

    Everest Base Camp Trek difficulty

    The difficulty level of the Everest Base Camp Trek is moderate. The journey is surely not easy as it involves long walking hours (minimum 5 to6 hours a day), steep and rugged terrain, numerous ascents & descents, and high altitude. 

    At the same time, with a proper Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary and crew, anyone can do this trek. Some parts of the Everest Base Camp Trek route can get challenging for beginners. 

    Altitude Sickness

    There is always an underlying chance of altitude sickness during Everest Base Camp Trekking. The initial phase of the trek takes you from Kathmandu (1,300 m) to Lukla Airport (2,845 m), which is a drastic change in elevation in a matter of around 35 minutes. Likewise, if the itinerary is not designed professionally, you may gain elevation more than you should each day, and that can trigger altitude sickness. 

    Do the following things to stay away from altitude sickness during the Everest Base Camp Trek, Nepal:

    • Talk to your trekking company and get an in detail itinerary with elevation, walking distance, and walking time. See if it suits your body and health or not. Do the necessary changes if required.
    • Always maintain a 500 to 600 meters rise in elevation (each day) during the trek.
    • Walk slowly, do not rush, and take plenty of rest/sleep.
    • Drink at least a couple of liters of water every day, and do not drink alcoholic drinks or anything that can dehydrate your body.
    • If you see any early symptoms of altitude sickness like headache, insomnia, difficulty in breathing, dizziness, etc inform your team leader and take the proper measures.

    Everest Base Camp Trek distance

    The Everest Base Camp Trek covers approximately 65 km (40 miles) each way.

    Everest Base Camp Trek route

    Our Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days begins with a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla is the starting point of the trek. Here, you will be joined by the porters and begin descending alongside Dudh Koshi River to Phakding village to spend the first night.

    The next day, you will continue trekking crossing numerous suspension bridges. At Monjo, we will register our permit and begin walking inside the Sagarmatha National Park. The trail ascends through remote settlement areas and involves steep climbing to Namche Bazaar. 

    We will spend our first acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar and hike to the Everest View Hotel to witness stunning snow-capped mountain views. From Namche Bazaar, you will trek through Pangboche village and pass by lush rhododendron forests to Tengboche. 

    Tengboche onwards, you will be following a rugged route to Dingboche and ascend to Lobuche. Further, passing by Gorak Shep, we walk on the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and reach Everest Base Camp. The next day, you will hike to Kala Patthar's viewpoint and descend to Pheriche. From Pheriche, you will trek back to Lukla, retracing the same path. 

    Training for the Mount Everest Base Camp Trekking

    To prepare for the Everest Base Camp Trek 2022, you can go on hikes that at least involve 5 to 6 hours of walk. You have to train your body to walk a minimum of 6 hours on rugged terrain. Duration is more important than distance. 

    Likewise, you can increase your stamina by cycling, jogging, and swimming. If you go to the gym, then add cardio and core body strengthening to your routine. Have 4 to 6 weeks on hand to prepare for the trek if you can.

    Everest Base Camp Trek Solo, Private, and Group

    We have fixed Everest Base Camp Trek departure dates for 2022 and 2023. You can join one of our groups or organize a private trek if you have your group. 

    Similarly, we also offer solo trek to Everest Base Camp for travelers who want to trek at their own pace. The Everest Base Camp Trek cost we offer is only for our fixed departure dates. If you do changes in the Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary, then the price may differ.

    Last Minute Booking for Everest Base Camp Trek

    If you wish to join our Everest Base Camp Trek packages at the last minute, then you have to pay the 100% of the package cost to confirm the booking. 

    We will try our best to arrange everything at the last minute. Make sure to be available in Kathmandu at least a day before the beginning of the venture. Get in touch with us anytime for more information. 

    What permits do I need for the Everest Base Camp Trek?

    To do Everest Base Camp Trek spring/autumn 2022, you will need two permits, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit. While trekking with us, we will arrange all the permits for you in advance. 

    • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit costs: NPR 2000, per person
    • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit costs: NPR 3000, per person

    Everest Base Camp Trek best time

    The best time to trek to Everest Base Camp is from March to April (spring) and October to November (autumn). These months are the peak time to travel in the Himalayas because of stable weather. The moderate climate and clear sky offer stunning panoramas of mountains. 

    The temperature ranges from 18°C to 5°C. You will feel colder in the nights and mornings comparatively. Likewise, you will get to see a range of flora and fauna while trekking in spring and autumn.

    Everest Base Camp trek in winter (December to February) is not advised. As the winter is off-season, you may have to face unstable weather, heavy snowfall, and other unseen events.

    Accommodation 

    Everest Base Camp trek 14 days is a lodge trek. You will stay overnight in a comfortable and clean lodge run by a local family. The room will be small with double beds and a private washroom. Lodges at higher elevations may have a common washroom facility. Do carry a nice sleeping bag to keep yourself warm as the blanket provided by the lodge will not be enough.

    Food

    Our Everest Base Camp trek package offers three meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the trek. All the meals are given as per the menu of the lodge. The menu usually has multi-cuisine. In Lukla and Namche Bazaar, you can get dishes like pizza, burgers, fish & chips, freshly brewed coffee, bakery items, etc, too.

    Generally, dishes like dal bhat, curries (veg/non-veg), momo, noodles, Tibetan bread, porridge, soup, steak, egg, toast, mashed potatoes, oatmeal, sandwich, etc. Likewise, boiled drinking water is provided in the lodges and tea houses along the route to refill your reusable water bottle. (Nepali food, fresh-cooked, hygienic) 

    Trek Responsibly

    Great adventures bring great responsibilities. As much as we want you to experience the Himalayas, we also want to preserve its spectacular beauty for upcoming generations. As a traveler, you can do various things, from using eco-friendly products while traveling to not throwing trash on the trail. 

    Similarly, little things like using reusable water bottles, buying souvenirs from local shops, volunteering, trying out Nepali brands for trekking clothes/gear, etc are some of the things you can practice as a responsible traveler.

    Travel Insurance

    We highly recommend travel insurance to our guests who are thinking of doing Everest Base Camp Trek for their safety. During the Everest Base Camp Trekking, you will be exploring a remote area, and to offer you immediate medical assistance in case of an accident or any unseen medical emergency (rarely happens), we are bound to use an airlift. 

    The rescue providers, especially the emergency evacuation service providers do not get ready until the cost is covered in the travel insurance or the traveler promises to pay the charges. Therefore, travel insurance is significant while trekking to basecamp Everest.

    *Note: Include air evacuation up to 6,000 meters in the travel insurance. Double confirm all the clauses in the insurance before confirming it.

    Travel Tips (electricity, internet, ATM, luggage, tipping, personal expenses)

    • There is no ATM above Namche Bazar, therefore withdraw enough cash to use while trekking. You may need some cash to buy extra drinks, snacks, or services like a hot shower, internet, etc, on the way (not covered in the package cost).
    • There are charging booths in the lodges where you can charge your devices. You may have to pay little money for the service. Carry spare batteries or a solar charger.
    • The internet connection along the trekking route is not that stable and only gets worse with the increase in the elevation. Do not get caught in sharing the journey and enjoy as much as you can.
    • Store extra luggage in the hotel's locker room for free of cost. Each trekker can carry up to 10 kgs (carried by porters) of trekking necessities. 
    • Tipping is not included in our EBC trek package cost as it is mandatory though guide and portet expect some. So it is not compulsory. 
    • Keep ample cash on the side to buy souvenirs, meals, and drinks. Other expenses like travel insurance, international flight fare, etc are also not covered in our package cost. Check out our cost includes & excludes section for more information.

    FAQs

    • Yes, you can take a helicopter to Everest Base Camp. For your information, we do have a well-planned Everest Base Camp Heli Tour. Likewise, we also offer Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek that includes a helicopter ride from EBC back to Lukla or Kathmandu. Get in touch with us any time to book a helicopter to Everest Base Camp.

    • Generally, it will cost you USD 1200 or above for a 14 days Everest Base Camp trek. The cost may vary depending upon your itinerary and services. We offer a wide range of budget-friendly to luxury Everest Base Camp trek packages. For more information, feel free to contact us anytime.

    • Yes, trekking to Everest Base Camp is worth it. Regardless of its popularity, the Everest Base Camp trek will always hold the position of a great trekking destination. The adventurous trekking voyage to the lap of Mt. Everest amidst remote villages, uneven terrain, and welcoming locals will always be a lifetime experience.

    • No, you will not need supplemental oxygen at Everest Base Camp (5,364 m). The air surely is thin at that elevation, however trekkers generally do without any supplementary oxygen.

    • No, you can't see Mount Everest from Everest Base Camp. The giant heads of Lhotse, Nuptse, and other mountains block the views of the top of Mt. Everest from Everest base camp.

    • After the booking confirmation, our team will help you with the packing list for the Everest Base Camp trek. Nepal has some great local brands that offer high-quality trekking clothes and gear at a very reasonable price. Therefore, you do not have to carry everything from your home. Likewise, you can rent gear and many trekking clothing pieces in Thamel or Namche Bazaar.

    • Due to unstable weather and high elevation, the flights to/from Lukla get delayed or canceled. Check out our Useful Information section for more about it in detail.

    • Yes, you will need to buy travel insurance for Everest Base Camp Trek.

    Client Reviews

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      Michael GrosvaldUnited StatesDecember 04, 2022

      Great Everest Base Camp trek experience

      I read good reviews of Nepal Nirvana Trails online when planning my EBC trek, so decided to arrange my trek with them. KP was always helpful and responsive and the whole experience went smoothly from start to finish. My guide (Jami/"Jimmy") and porter (Nishan/"Nisan") were very friendly and informative, helping make this one of my happiest and most memorable travel experiences. Scenery was amazing, food was always tasty and filling, and the accommodations, while sometimes pretty basic (including in Lukla), were sometimes really great (as in Namche Bazaar). Facilities are generally less fancy the higher you get, but this is as expected on such a journey and I was basically delighted the entire time. Highly recommended.

      Dear Michael, Namaste!
      We appreciate you for choosing us for the Everest Base Camp Trek. Thank you for the recommendations. We are glad that your experience was wonderful with our guide, Jami and porter, Nishan. We wish to see you again for more adventures and provide our services.
      Best Regards,
      Kp Dhital and Nepal Nirvana Trails Team.

    • J
      JoniUnited KingdomJuly 11, 2022

      Amazing experience

      Staff are so friendly and knowledgeable about the area. I can’t thank them enough for going th extra mile and making me feel like I was capable of anything! Was happy with the price and service was amazing throughout. Would highly recommend this company.

      Dear Joni, Namaste!
      Your satisfaction is our priority, and as affirmed by your review, we are happy that you loved our service. Thank you for such positive words and recommendations. Wish to meet you again for more treks.
      Best Regards,
      Kp Dhital and Nepal Nirvana Trails Team.

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